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Outdoor Market Opening and More At Four Seasons Market

Ridge at 38 Four Seasons Outdoor Market Opening Day is Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., including an Upcycle Fair and plant sale, at Four Seasons Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market, 7043 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge.

Local band Jon Romero y Amanecer will provide music.

The Outdoor Market runs every Saturday through Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stroll around the market and find fresh veggies, baked goods, live music, kids activities, free samples and more. There’s also an Indoor Market, just inside the building behind the tents.

The pet-friendly fete also features free coffee and popcorn, restrooms on site, and kids activities with Sweet Ridge Studios and Fairy Garden Workshop with Lulu’s House.

Extra parking is available east of Four Seasons on Reed Street.

“An Evening at Roost Farms” is set for Wednesday, May 23, from 6 to 8 p.m., 7395 W. 32nd Ave., Wheat Ridge. Hosted by the Localworks Harvest Committee, farm owners Chris and Liz McCune will give a tour of their property and discuss their production methods, history and love of agriculture, as well as share the challenges and joys of urban farming.

For more information, visit www.fourseasonsfam.com or call 720-560-6648.

Sign Up Soon For Summer Art Fun at Sweet Ridge Studios

Come make beautiful and creative projects with Sweet Ridge Studios at Stevens Elementary School, located right next door to Wheat Ridge Cyclery.

New this summer are Monday-through-Wednesday, all-day camps from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., that include lunch, as well as traditional Monday through Friday camps from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m.

Students 6 to 12 years of age are welcome and Sweet Ridge Studios offers a 10 percent sibling discount.

Lunch Bunch is available from noon to 1 p.m. each day so parents can mix and match for a perfect schedule!

Themes change from week to week and students will use a wide range of materials including clay, painting and drawing.

For enrollment and full details, visit SweetRidgeStudios.com.

June is HEALthy Wheat Ridge Active Living Month

Be active, win prizes! The City of Wheat Ridge Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Committee invites you to participate in healthy living activities throughout June including: Heroes of Hope Race and Kite Flite, Ridge at 38 Criterium, weekly run/walk club, fitness and cruiser rides, fitness on the green, Performances in the Park and Bike to Work Day.

The more you participate, the more you are entered to win prizes!

The HEAL Committee includes Lutheran Medical Center, Jefferson County Public Health, Localworks, Wheat Ridge Active Transportation Advisory Team, local businesses, and residents. Together, we are focused on promoting healthy opportunities in the City.

For more information, visit www.HEALthyWheatRidge.com.

Rodents Family-Friendly Show to Benefit LifeSpark, June 2

The Rodents of Unusual Size return to the Grange in Wheat Ridge on June 2 for their monthly Comedy for a Cause program. The family-friendly improvisational comedy show is free, with a suggested donation of $5 or a total of $15 for families of three or more. Proceeds from the show will benefit LifeSpark Cancer Resources.

For details, visit www.coloradoimprov.com.

Sample The Best of Jeffco’s Cuisine at Taste of the West, June 7

Taste of the West 2018 will take place Thursday, June 7, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Jeffco Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave. Frontage Road, Golden. Billed as the premier culinary event in Jefferson County, the Taste will feature award-winning cuisine from many of Jeffco’s best restaurants and caterers.

In addition to tasty food samples, the festival will feature an assortment of beer from local breweries, wine, culinary exhibitors and networking with over 1,300 attendees. 2018 marks the fourth year for the Taste of the West beer garden, which highlights the great local craft beer from Colorado.

Advance-purchase individual tickets are $20, or six for $100; pick up at will call the day of the event. Individual tickets will be $25 at the door. Children 12 and under are free.

For information, email or call Annie Smiley at annie@westchamber.org or 720-399-5656.

I Do, Why Not? Renew Wedding Vows And More At Historic Park, June 9

Bring your partner and renew your wedding vows with the Wheat Ridge Historical Society’s friendly historians as your witnesses, Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Baugh House, 44th and Robb Street in Wheat Ridge.

The Society’s Second Saturday event also offers tours of the Baugh house and the Historic Park, craft demonstrations and sales, and snacks and tea.

Bring your voice or instrument and join local musicians performing in  recorder and string groups. Or, just bring your questions about the Wheat Ridge area to their historians.

For more information, visit The Wheat Ridge Historical Society Facebook page.

Nominations Needed For Carnation Festival Royalty Roundup

Do you know a community member who has made a positive contribution through notable participation or service in Wheat Ridge? If so, consider nominating them for this year’s Count, Countess or Grand Marshal of the 49th Annual Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival, Aug. 10 through 12.

Deadline for nominations is July 6.

All nominees must be available for public appearances during the festival. That includes leading and participating in the parade on 38th Avenue and judging entries Saturday morning, and announcing awards on the main stage that evening. They’ll also need to be available for the Mayor's Reception to kick-off the festival on Friday evening.

To nominate festival royalty, visit https://thecarnationfestival.com/events-entertainment/parade.